This book is good not great. There are many other authors better at world building, space opera, or hard scifi. What the book does have is decent ch..Show More »aracters and enough action and suspense to entertain.
Sometimes it's a bit too cliche (e.g. time travel paradoxes, nanites) and sometimes a bit too campy (e.g. we're trapped in a room thats shrinking, a princess is leading the rebels). The aliens seem borrowed from central casting (e.g. We need a frog, a lizard, and a sexy green chick, stat).
Overall I like the book with two complaints: 1. The main character seems a little contradictory: I invented a hyperspace drive, but I'm dumb about everything else except if my life's in danger. 2. There is a lot of silliness to the story. You see, all the aliens seem to like practical jokes, and they don't think of simple ways to defeat enemy shields, but the primitive human does.
Hopefully as the series evolves it will take itself a little more seriously so the reader can as well.